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CIN Bengals Win -7.5

Thursday Night Football sees the Cincinnati Bengals host the Jacksonville Jaguars. This isn’t the most glamorous primetime matchup but football is football, and this could turn into a fun game, especially if you’re a Bengals fan. Cincinnati has got off to a solid start with eye-catching wins over the Vikings and Steelers, thanks largely to the rapport of reunited LSU alumni Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase. Rookie receiver Chase has already hooked up with his quarterback to score 4 touchdowns in 3 games, and they are expected to flourish under the lights on Thursday. As a whole, the Bengals offense is averaging 8.5 passing yards per attempt (tied for 8th-best in the league), and get the chance to feast on a Jaguars defense that has allowed the 3rd-most passing yards per attempt. Two of the quarterbacks to torch them were Tyrod Taylor and Teddy Bridgewater — hardly the NFL’s elite signal-callers — and Burrow should be primed to give the Jags all they can handle.

What really makes laying more than a touchdown appealing though is how stagnant Jacksonville has been on offense. Things have been disastrous for rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence so far, who has already thrown 7 interceptions including a pick-6 last week against the Cardinals. They’ve managed to score 32 points in the last 2 weeks, but 12 of those were due to outrageous 100+ yard kick returns by Jamal Agnew, and it’s fair to say he can’t keep doing that to help the Jags put on the board. Expect Jacksonville to struggle to keep up with Cincinnati’s scoring power, and for the Bengals to eventually pull away.

Bengals -7 available at time of publishing, playable to -8.

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Over 45.5

Although this Jags offense has really struggled to show much so far this season, the over is the way to go in this matchup. For all his struggles, Lawrence has shown some flashes of what made him the top pick in this year’s draft, and he’s starting to build better chemistry with top receivers DJ Chark and Marvin Jones. Both have caught touchdown passes over the past 2 games and Jones has a total of 12 receptions in that period. The Bengals defense has been sturdy against the pass, but did have some slips against Kirk Cousins and Ben Roethlisberger.

In addition to the impressive Bengals pass attack, running back Joe Mixon has been getting it done on the ground. The over is 5-0-1 in Cincinnati’s last 6 games as a favorite, and that trend can continue in a game which the Bengals should dominate but the Jags can do their part in putting points on the board.

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